Accessory Designer

As an accessory designer you will be designing accessories such as jewellery, footwears, scarves,belts, hats, handbags etc with the use of your creativity in order to create novel ideas and designs for various accessories.

What do an Accessory Designer do?

An accessory designer will create and design products such as jewellery, shoes, hats, belts, scarves etc. using their skills, creativity and knowledge.They will be working on sketches and patterns of design, Production of prototypes of accessories, and styling products with different outfits

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Attending fashion shows to get ideas and inspiration for new accessories
  • Checked Creating and visualizing ideas for accessory items like sunglasses, belts, hats, scarves, handbags and shoes
  • Checked Making sketches of the designs sometimes utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Checked Presenting sketches to a creative director or designers from other departments
  • Checked Producing prototypes of the accessories and making modifications before sending for production
  • Checked Overseeing the production of work
  • Checked Participating in launch events and fashion shows displaying your accessories
  • Checked Researching fashion trends, by reviewing reports published by fashion trade groups and looking through fashion magazines
  • Checked Attending interviews by fashion editors and reporters to discuss your designs
  • Checked Working directly with the promotions and press departments to publicize new designs

How to become a Accessory Designer ?

Step 1
Take any stream at the +2 level

There is no need of choosing a particular stream at +2 level to go for accessory designing course.

Note :

You can make use of craft and drawing classes, available at school. You can go for designing workshops and participate in competitions at school level and improve your skills.

Step 2
Take Bachelor’s in Designing

The common course offered at the UG level in this field is B.Sc. Fashion Designing or B. Des. Accessory Designing. The duration of the course will be 3-4 years.

Note :

There are 1-2 year diploma courses available in fashion Designing or accessory designing.

Step 3
Take Master’s in Accessory Designing

After completing a Bachelor's in designing you can go for Master’s in accessory designing. You can either go for M Des. Accessory designing or Master’s in luxury accessory design and Management. The course will have two years as duration.

Accessory Design Colleges

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Requirements for Masters in Accessory Design

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India( From National Institute of Design- Gandhinagar For M .Des (Master of Design) in Lifestyle Accessory Design)

  • a Bachelor degree of 3 or 4 years duration in any specialization
  • Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in Design/Fine Arts/Applied Arts/ Architecture
  • Should qualify both in the Prelims and Mains of the design Aptitude Test conducted by NID

Foreign ( from Haute Future Fashion Academy - Milano, Italy for master’s in Accessory Design and Luxury Gadgets )

  • Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree preferably in Fashion designing or related disciplines
  • A portfolio (5-6 images, drawings or multimedia presentation) demonstrating your graphic skills, creativity and technical knowledge.

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required


Accessory designers need to be highly creative to come up with new and exclusive designs for various accessory items

Technology awareness

Good skills in the use of computer aided processes and software like CAD is essential for accessories design.

Communications skills

Good communication skills are required to deal with the clients and understand the demands and to convey specifications to production team.

Attention to detail

Accessory designers need to pay good attention to detail as they have to work with different materials and according to different specifications

Marketing and advertising skills

To have a successful career as a designer, skills for understanding market requirements and promoting the finished products is essential


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